Uttarakhand: A summer in the mountains

This one has been a long time coming. For the last two summers we have talked about escaping the maddening Mumbai heat and heading to the hills, but somehow it never materialised. This year too it looked like it may not happen, as a planned trip to Sikkim in April became a victim of a…

Murud Janjira’s African past and the mystery of the Boab tree.

Indians of African Origin? We first came across the story of the Siddis a few years ago in an article that spoke about a community of African descent living in pockets of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. The article referred a people who came to India centuries ago, as slaves, traders or warriors, and fought for…

10 best places to visit in Maharashtra

Over the last couple of years we have taken three road trips across Maharashtra, covering the Konkan coast, parts of the Western Ghats and the Mumbai – Aurangabad sector. In this post we put together a list of the best places to visit in Maharashtra, some of which are well known, whilst others are more offbeat….

Four of our favourite places to eat from our Maha roadtrip!

One of the first places I ate at after moving to Bombay was Gajalee, thanks to a Maharashtrian friend. We went to the one in Vile Parle, an old establishment and local favourite as evidenced by the crowd outside. My friend ordered and we stuffed ourselves with several plates of fried bombil that simply melted…

Korlai: A Portuguese speaking village on Maharashtra’s Konkan coast

Over the last couple of years of travelling and documenting our journeys on our blog we have built a vibrant community of like-minded travel junkies who are as enthused about the idea of discovering more of India as we are. Often when we are travelling through a state, locals following our journey on social media…